Twisted (Tangled 2) by Emma Chase
Funny Romance. Does not stand alone.
Twisted is the third book (the second full length) book in the Tangled series. The first book, Tangled, as well as Holy Friggin’ Matrimony, a short story, were both from Drew’s point of view, which I absolutely loved. So I was a bit hesitant to read Twisted after finding out it was from Kate’s point of view. I can happily say that Emma did a great job of it. The unique thing about this series it that the wall is broken down between the narrator and the reader. They talk to you like you are there, seeing all of the action going down. They address you and point things out like, “See that?” This gives these books a refreshing, funny voice, even when the story isn’t really so funny.
Two years into the marriage and Drew and Kate are doing great. They still work great together, live together and have a phenomenal sex life. They are absolutely crazy about each other, and reading Kate’s story makes me even more sure she is good for Drew. Who knew she was a wild drug-taking pot smoking (and more) college girl previously?
Kate Brooks-pothead extraordinaire. Me and the Grateful Dead? We could have been bestest friends. Weed courage is what made me brave enough to get my tattoo.
The sex between them is still great. And let me tell you, the couple sitting next to me on the plane when I was reading this sure got an eyeful, because it was HOT! And again, I love the way she talks to the readers, with a bunch of little lessons thrown in for any of the guy readers.
“Even if your girlfriend’s tirade is PMS derived? Don’t point that out to her. It won’t end well for you.”
“Men’s orgasms are ninety percent physical. It’s easy for them to get off, regardless of where their thoughts are. Women have it harder. Our orgasms usually hinge on our mental state. Which means if you guys want to get us there? We can’t be thinking of that load of laundry on the next room, or the pile of papers waiting on our desks.”
SO.TRUE. So their sex life is great, their life is great. But Kate tells us right at the beginning that all of this wonderfulness will not last.
You know that saying, “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?”
That’s a crock. Whoever said it didn’t know a fucking thing about love. Ignorance is better; it’s painless.”
While Kate’s voice is no where near as funny as Drew’s, I still laughed out loud several times. This book is way more angst-filled and emotional compared to the others, and you should know that going in. While I don’t usually mind angst, this time it was unnecessary! It was all about miscommunication. Drew fucked up royally, but to me, Kate is almost as much at fault, She knows Drew is immature, and she could have stopped the drama by just TALKING!
I still would have been okay with it all if it didn’t last as long. I could have done without the drama being as drawn out as it was. It would have been a nice novella if it had to be. I like a book where the couple is happy together for most of the book, this was not the case in this one.
Don’t get me wrong, there was still fun with the angst. For instance, Kate’s alphabetical list of names she calls Drew, including “Infected Dick Cheese”, “Orca Fingerer”, “Queef”, “Smegma eater” and “Yeasty seepage.” But there were also tears, and when Kate cried, I cried right with her.
We do get a bit of Drew’s POV at the end, and the epilogue was pretty awesome. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I must say, I totally recommend this if you loved Tangled. Emma’s writing style is fabulous. While I don’t love story lines where the drama is caused by miscommunication, this still had the elements of Tangled that I loved.
- The way Emma Chase writes. Her characters talk to the audience like we can actually see what is going on.
- I still LOVE Drew.
- I enjoyed getting to know Kate more, she became a lot more human to me.
- There was some HOT sex!
- The little lessons thrown in for guy readers.
- There was a lot of funny lines.
- There were bittersweet tears.
- The epilogue was awesome.
- The drama was dragged out.
- Too much drama from a little miscommunication.
- Book ended at 94%, but we got a preview for Tamed which looks pretty awesome.
Rating: 4.25 Stars 4.25 Heat
I waffled on the rating on this one. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I love the unique style of the narrative and how the characters talk to the audience. I just hate when drama stems from miscommunication! Still, I read this quickly and enjoyed the whole story thoroughly. While it wan’t as good as Tangled, that’s OK, I still can’t wait to read Tamed, Dee Dee and Matthew’s book, from HIS POV.